Brandwatch, the UK company that offers maybe the most intuitive social monitoring tech anywhere, has just released a full historical Twitter data feature. That’s right, Brandwatch users can now peek back into the first ever Tweets from 2006 with Brandwatch Twitter Hindsight.
Even despite heavy economic sanctions from the west, Russian business seems relatively unaffected as evidenced by the country’s biggest Internet search engine, Yandex’s financial report just released. ForQ2 2014, the Russian search provider showed marked improvement over the last couple of years profits.
Yandex, Russia’s Google competitor, has just bought classified car selling site Auto.ru for $175 million. But the bigger news is, Yandex may soon become what Google was to hundreds of millions of Internet users. With the ramping up of last year’s Yandex Islands (video), the gripping addition of “”Sibir” reverse image search tech, city guides, their Foursquare variant, and their massive lean toward E-Commerce and web search this month reveal another Russia challenge to western business as usual.
In a bit of interesting smart technology news, Defense IQ is about to hold their inaugural Military E-Learning & Smart Devices Conference. Representatives from the US, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Estonia and Serbia are slated to attend.
Focused on the militarization of smart devices, apps and the cloud, Defense IQ’s first conference will deal with just how these technologies can be applied to training military personnel for e-learning and simulation in Europe.
For people buying low costs computers and other devices, the news Microsoft will be making Windows 8.1 with Bing could boost that search engine’s prowess. While users can change the default search engine, shipping the new PCs with Bing as the default is sure to garner the Google competitor some more adopters.
While it’s true that nothing is absolutely foolproof, and certainly impregnable – after all, people really did escape from Alcatraz – there are many steps you can take to maximize security and minimize potential risks. One way is to follow the series of steps you have seen recently at tech sites like CNET and consumer sites such as Mashable.